Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The player who left the NFL to sell Pokemon cards was banned because people complained he was running a scam

Action Network (which describes the business in detail, and his effort to return to the NFL): 

[He] had retired last year to focus on his business, Blake's Breaks -- which allowed customers to make money by gambling on packs of Pokémon cards.


[He] started the company during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, told The Athletic in July that the company's revenues had surpassed $11.5 million.


the platform banned Martinez's company from the platform in August.

"After a comprehensive investigation into Blakesbreaks’ operations we have decided to permanently remove the seller from our platform, including the individual employees involved in misconduct," Whatnot said in a statement on X (formerly Twitter) on Aug. 4.


"I never wanted to make this feel like a scam," [he] said.